If you use Android phones then you must have heard of the popular keyboard ‘Gboard’. It comes by default in Stock Android phones like Google, Nokia, Mi A series, Motorola and other phones. Gboard is among the top keyboard apps available for Android phones and it comes with an option to change themes. But there are limited themes for the Gboard and mostly plane color themes. This is only the limitation that could have been better, but we can add tons of custom themes on the Gboard. Here you will know how to get more Gboard Themes on Android Phones.
Gboard keyboard is popular because of its amazing features like Stickers, GIFs, Voice typing, direct translation, Emojis, Autocorrect, Suggestions and much more. Other than features it is recommended because of response and clean UI. Most of the users first install the Gboard app on their new phones if it does not come by default. There is no doubt that Gboard is an interesting keyboard App but if are bored with the same themes, then this guide is for you. You can get more than 100 Gboard themes on your device with a few simple steps.
The Gboard app is available for long an earlier it was known as Google Keyboard which you can simply guess that it is part of GApps. It features Glide typing and support for more than 500 languages. Now coming to the themes the Gboard comes with plane themes, landscape themes, light gradient, and dark gradient themes. But default themes are in limited quantity. And if you want to install more Gboard themes then in this guide we will share an easy method. Using this method you get to experience more than 100 themes.
What is Gboard?
Gboard is a keyboard app from Google and it comes by default in Stock Android phone. It is also available on the Play Store for non-Stock Android devices. The app comes with numerous feature which makes it a better and competitive keyboard. Gboard also loads with attractive themes by default which is used to change the layout of the keyboard.
How to Change Gboard Themes
If you don’t know the method to change themes on Gboard then follow the below steps and you can switch between available themes.
- Open the Gboard keyboard on your phone.
- It will show Settings icon on top of Gboard, open it.
- Now select Themes option from the list.
- Pick up your favorite theme and tap on Apply.
How to Get Gboard Themes
As there are no other apps available on Play Store which can help to add Gboard themes. So we are going to use the Magisk module which will add more than a hundred themes on Gboard. All thanks to RKBD a senior member of XDA and developer of this module. If you have used Magisk modules than you probably know how good is Magisk. But there is one catch that to install any Magisk module we need to have root privilege on our phone.
The method is easy and reliable if you have a rooted phone. But if not and you want to root your phone then search your phone on our website and you will find the root guide. It is one of the simplest methods to add tons of Gboard themes on any Android Phone. Make sure to complete the below given requirement before you move to the installation guide.
- Make sure your phone has root access (Guide)
- Install Gboard on your phone (Skip if already installed)
- Magisk should be installed on your phone
Now we will split the steps into three sections for your convenience so that you can easily get Gboard themes on your phone. Let’s start with downloading the module for themes.
Download Magisk Module for Gboard Themes
Thanks to RKBD for the Gboard themes module that is available for free and comes with hundreds of Gboard themes. So first you have to download the module on your Magisk. If the Magisk Manager app is not installed then first install it on your phone.
Now open the Magisk Manager app on your phone and tap on the three bar on the top left corner. Then select the Download option from the menu. Tap on the search icon and search for ‘Gboard Themes‘. It will show the Gboard themes module, so tap on the Download icon which will beside the module. It will give a popup with the option to download and install, so click on the Install button and it will take few seconds to install.
After installing the Gboard themes module it will show an option to Reboot, tap on it and wait for the device to boot into the system. If you will not reboot your phone then the module will not take effect which means you can’t access new themes so reboot your phone.
How to Open Gboard Settings
If you have more than one Keyboard app installed on your phone then you need to set Gboard as default keyboard. So first set the Gboard as default. Then open Settings on your phone and go to System > Languages & Input. Inside the app go to Virtual Keyboard and then tap on Gboard.
It will open the Gboard Settings where you can customize your Gboard app including the theme. Now let’s see how you can access the new Gboard themes to apply your favorite theme.
Access New Gboard Themes
After installing the module and reboot, new themes will be added to the Gboard but you need to access it from Settings. So first open Settings on your phone and go to System > Languages & input > Virtual keyboard > Gboard > Theme.
It will show a list of Gboard themes in different categories. You can click on Show More to access all the new themes. You will find all the new interesting and attractive themes. Choose your favorite themes then download it and it will ask to apply, so click on Apply and enjoy it.
Note: When you want to apply any theme, make sure to keep the Key borders off. Otherwise the new theme may not take effect.
That’s all, this way you can get more than 100 Gboard themes on your Android phone. In future updates, we can see more new themes so make sure to check that you are using the latest Module. But 100+ themes are more than enough and we will never get bored with these themes.
So there you have it the complete guide on Gboard themes and how to get more themes. If you have a rooted phone then check out more guides on our site. In case if you have any questions, then let us know in the comment section.